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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Can these and others be removed?....
« Last post by hayc59 on January 21, 2018, 06:23:00 PM »
or is there an easier way??
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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Can these and others be removed?....
« Last post by hayc59 on January 21, 2018, 06:22:11 PM »
This is what I located on google??

On a Windows PC
Every Windows PC is different, but once you get into your system's boot menu you should be able to find what you're looking for. To boot from a CD or USB drive:

    Restart your computer and wait for that first screen to pop up. Often, it'll say something like "Press F12 to Choose Boot Device" somewhere on the screen. Press that key now.
    Give it a moment to continue booting, and you should see a menu pop up with a list of choices on it. Highlight your CD or USB drive and press Enter.

This would be ideal so she can still use pc
Alternatively, you can set your computer to always check for a bootable CD or USB drive. That way, when you have one inserted, it'll boot from it automatically, and when you don't, it'll head into your regular operating system. To set this up, follow these instructions:

Restart your computer and watch for the first screen that shows up when you boot. You should see something that says "Press DEL to enter setup," or something similar. Press the noted key on your keyboard and wait for setup to start.

You should see a new screen pop up, called your BIOS. This is where you set a lot of low-level settings for your computer. Look through the options (being careful not to change anything) for a setting called "Boot Device," "Boot Order," or something similar. Select that option.

From the menu that pops up, choose your computer's disc drive and press Enter. If you're trying to boot from a USB drive, choose USB-HDD instead and press Enter. Depending on your BIOS, you may need to use the Page Up and Page Down keys to move your selection to the top of a list, instead.
Exit out of your BIOS, saving your changes. Usually, this option is under "Exit" on the main menu, or available via a keyboard shortcut listed somewhere on your screen.
Your computer should reboot. Make sure your CD or USB drive is in your computer. If you're prompted to "Press any key to boot from CD/DVD," do so. Your computer should boot into the CD or USB drive instead of your normal operating system.

From there, you can follow the instructions on-screen to install Windows, troubleshoot issues, or do whatever else it is you need to do
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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Can these and others be removed?....
« Last post by hayc59 on January 21, 2018, 06:05:27 PM »
done!! Now what?? so palemoon is on that usb drive? what about all my drivers and all that?
seems too easy...
How do I boot back and forth so Nancy can still use this pc..so many questions
but its done and sorry C this ?? is on the pc
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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Can these and others be removed?....
« Last post by Corrine on January 21, 2018, 05:55:06 PM »
You can do it, Gordon, and your first post on Linux Mint had better be here!
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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Can these and others be removed?....
« Last post by hayc59 on January 21, 2018, 05:45:30 PM »
here we go!! thank you
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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Can these and others be removed?....
« Last post by plodr on January 21, 2018, 05:16:16 PM »
Sorry to hold things up. I usually come on the computer late on a Sunday.

I usually set my persistence to between 2 and 4 MB. The scale slides you you won't get exactly 2 MB or 4 MB unless you are lucky. Since your stick is large, close to 4 MB will be fine.

Again - patience. It will look like nothing is happening but it is. Grab a coffee or a beer and walk away from the computer and let it do its thing.
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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Can these and others be removed?....
« Last post by Corrine on January 21, 2018, 11:23:55 AM »
Got it!  Then wait for plodr.   :)
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Web News / Re: Major flaw in millions of Intel chips
« Last post by ky331 on January 21, 2018, 10:43:21 AM »
 

https://blog.qualys.com/news/2018/01/18/meltdown-and-spectre-arent-business-as-usual

I'm going to highlight a few passages from the above article:

Meltdown:

Since hackers need to gain a foothold in systems before they can exploit Meltdown, it’s likely it will be part of “chained attacks,” which involve exploiting two or more vulnerabilities in sequence...

Meltdown can be extensively mitigated using KPTI (Kernel Page Table Isolation) via the OS patches provided by Microsoft, Apple and Linux OS vendors.


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Spectre:

successfully exploiting Spectre is “very difficult” because attackers must have detailed knowledge of the victim process, meaning they’d have to know specifically which process they’re going to target...

The most likely exploit scenario in the short term for Spectre is a JavaScript type of attack, where JavaScript escapes its sandbox, and accesses forbidden memory from the browser process, allowing attackers to access to cookies and session keys...

For Spectre, patches are available via software updates for OSes and apps, and via processor microcode. Right now, the priority should be closing the JavaScript attack vector by patching browsers.

Even if you don’t have the microcode updates to more completely mitigate Spectre, the browser vendors have made some changes that make it more difficult to exploit Spectre by removing things that a JavaScript attack would need, such as very precise timers ” .
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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Can these and others be removed?....
« Last post by hayc59 on January 21, 2018, 03:10:37 AM »
Since that is optional, you don't need to set anything.
Plodr says.....
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Step 4: Check/tick set a persistence file. That means that all bookmarks saved and any tweaks to the browser will be saved so you do not have to re-invent the wheel every time you boot from the stick. It will be exactly the way you left it the last time you used the stick.

were almost there..hope this is all worth my questions and I am sorry for being so ignorant!!
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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Can these and others be removed?....
« Last post by Corrine on January 21, 2018, 01:01:14 AM »
Since that is optional, you don't need to set anything.
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